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Baton Rouge Inscape Presentation!
5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 16 at the Old Governors Mansion
The EBR Parish Library is sponsoring Mr. Anthony Roland for a special presentation. Mr. Roland, who lives in England, is a film collector who has focused on matters of art and architecture and rents or sells from his inventory to universities in aid of classroom teaching. He has developed an idea to create a permanent "exhibit" of his films by designing a system which accommodates multiple venues wherein several video projectors display a variety of films on multiple screens to small groups.

Manship Theatre presents
A Gift for Lyman Bourke
Jamie Wax's holiday masterpiece returns this season to help remind us what Christmas is all about. Both heart warming and hilarious, A Gift for Lyman Bourke is a holiday tradition not to be missed!

Next Showing December 17, 7:30PM
Performances held throughout the month of December. Check the website below for show times.

The Nutcracker- A Tale From the Bayou
Set in Louisiana, this treasured production returns to captivate new and seasoned audiences alike. Enjoy the splendor and richness of this holiday tradition complete with the accompaniment of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra for all four performances.

December 19-20, 2009
Showings at 2 PM and 6 PM
Baton Rouge River Center Theater

River Center Ice Skating

Skating on the River
Come out and join the fun! Here in Baton Rouge we only get the chance to ice skate one time each year and that time is almost here! Their Session Includes: 90 Minutes Skating, Skate Rental & Coke
Admission: $12.00

Avoid the Disappointment of a Sell Out...& buy your Tickets in advance!

December 18 - January 3

Baton Rouge River Center

Vanessa Rubin

Listening Room Featuring Vanessa Rubin!
Enjoy a special night of jazz, art and holiday cheer this Wednesday, December 16th. Before The Listening Room concert featuring Vanessa Rubin, come by the Arts Council's Community Gallery to enjoy special holiday drinks and treats at The Artful Holiday, a spectacular ceramics sale and exhibition. The Hot Summer Nights Jazz Quartet featuring Troy Davis, Willis Delony, Bill Grimes and Brian Shaw will be accompanying Ms. Rubin for the evening.

December 16 at 7 PM and 9 PM
The "Lyceum" at 124 Third Street

For more information:

Leo Honeycutt / Lecture & Book Signing
Author Lecture and Autograph Party with Leo Honeycutt about his biography "Edwin Edwards, Governor of Louisiana." At 6 PM refreshments and wine will be served followed by a lecture and book signing at 6:30 PM.

Thursday, December 17
Old Governor's Mansion, 502 North Boulevard

Lokka Med Spa December Sales Event!
Lokka has a ton of great December specials and new packages on their website (click on Specials link). One of the specials has been extremely popular this past week (Botox at $9/unit!! Orig $12/unit). This special is an incredibly great deal for the holidays.
Many of the packages have free gifts included! They are also holding a "Two Day Only Sale" for gift certificates. Purchase a Gift Certificate & Receive a gift from Lokka Med Spa!! $25 Value- Receive FREE Hand or Foot Treatment $50 Value- Receive $10.00 OFF $100 Value- Receive $15.00 OFF

The Roux House Presents "The Piano Man" Rusty Yates
Come out and enjoy a stylish cool atmosphere while "The Piano Man" plays your favorite requests!

Thursday, December 17

Happy's Running Club
Runs every Tuesday at 6:00 PM (run begins at 6:15 sharp) - Starting at the Roux House Patio on 3rd Street downtown. The runs rotate between 3 routes in order to keep things fresh. Don't worry maps of the route(s) are provided before the weekly run.

Holiday Shopping at the Markets!
This Saturday is a one stop shop for all your holiday shopping! Red Stick Farmers & Main Street Market vendors have a great variety of Louisiana gift items to please everyone on your list! Shop for Louisiana citrus, local honey, artisan breads, homemade pies, jams and jellies, custom chocolates, or native plants to create a unique gift! Stop by the hospitality booth to have them wrapped in a Market tote bag and you're done! Also, available at the Market this Saturday is Smiley Anders signing copies of his new book. Don't forget the Fresh from the Market cooking show at 10 AM in the North Street seating area to Main Street Market. Chef Celeste Gill welcomes Chef Terry McDonner of Juban's Restaurant to offer seasonal holiday recipes. Plus, the Arts Market returns for one last Market before the holidays.

Special Holiday Gift Shops
Don't miss the many Special Holiday Gift Shops downtown! For all of your Holiday Shopping needs please visit one of the many shops in the downtown area! Specialty items and gift certificates available at local coffee shops, spas, and other area merchants. For contact information please check out our merchant listing!

Downtown Merchant Listing

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our website.

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